The Art and Colour of GM from Hemmings Classic Car – Mark J McCourt

The Art and Colour of GM

I think that the future of General Motors will be measured by the attractiveness that we put in the bodies from the standpoint of luxury of appointment, the degree to which they please the eye, both in contour and in color scheme, also the degree to which we are able to make them different from competition.”

 

— Alfred P. Sloan Jr., in a letter to Fisher Body Corporation president William A. Fisher, September 1927

This article from Mark J McCourt at Hemmings Classic Cars tells the story of GM’s approach to the design and attractiveness of vehicles and was the complete antithesis of Henry Ford’s approach.

C10 Nation, Yellowstone and the One That Got Away

I started listening to Ronnie Wetch’s C10 Talk Podcast a while back and it’s very informative and enjoyable.

As a result I looked up Ronnie’s brilliant custom 1973 C20 Cheyenne Super 3+3 crew cab long bed, with the camper installed this thing is enormous!

Ronnie Wetch C10

1973 C20 Cheyenne Super 3+3 crew cab long bed

There is a great article on the truck here from the RideTech website here

All this stuff reminds me of a few years ago when we were visiting Country Classics in Staunton IL during one of our US visits, as you can see the truck was really nice and the price probably even nicer at $5950! Sadly I didn’t pull the trigger….

As you can also see there was a nice red 78 Silverado at $9350

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GM Heritage Center S10 Pickup Restoration Kit Online Documentation

The excellent GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights Michigan,  (which I have been lucky enough to visit see previous post here), has excellent online documentation to assist with restoration or anything else you’d like to know about your GM product.

Chevy S10 Xtreme

S10 Xtreme

S10 Xtreme New Rims

My Chevy S10

 

Obviously my interest is around the S10 for which the documentation can be found here

GM Vehicle Information Kits

GM Vehicle Information Kits

You can search the whole of the GM vehicle information kit range  here

 

The First Camaro – “The 6-Cylinder Detroit Convention Unveil Car” VIN N100001

If you read my last post about the Norwood assembly plant this will also interest you.

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The First Camaro

This is the story of the first pilot prototype Camaro built at Norwood, even before it was actually named “Camaro” read about the restoration and history of the car here

Also here is a link to a recent episode of Hemming’s Classic Car Radio where you can hear from the owners of the car and Philip Borris the author of the “Echo’s of Norwood” book

Echo’s of Norwood – A Book that goes inside the GM Norwood Assembly Plant Between 1923 – 1987

Echo’s of Norwood – A Book that goes inside the GM Norwood Assembly Plant Between 1923 – 1987

Web site is here and there was also a feature on Hemming’s Motor News Radio here

Echo’s of Norwood

The book that goes inside a General Motors Corporation automotive assembly plant-all the way to the factory floor. Here is the story of Norwood Assembly- from the first car produced in 1923 to the 8 millionth-and the last car off the line in 1987

From the “B” body to the “F” car in never before revealed photographs, production data, and personal recollections, all providing a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the automotive industry during the halcyon era of domestic automotive production